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Scrophularia marilandica

Late figwort

 

Figworts don't have the showiest of flowers but they supply an incredible amount of nectar. Scrophularia species are highly recommended by the Xerces Society. They have: "special value to native bees: recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting a large numbers of native bees." Also a favorite of ruby-throated hummingbirds! Read more from Xerces Society here.

 

Blooming from late summer to early fall and reac